Nick Arvin's work has appeared in the New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, McSweeney's Quarterly, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. His writing has been honored with awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Library Association, the Isherwood Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his novel Articles of War was selected for the One Book, One Denver program.
Nick Arvin grew up in Clio, Michigan, studied engineering at the University of Michgan and Stanford, and studied writing at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
He has written stories, nonfiction, and novels, while continuing to work in engineering. He has been involved in forensic engineering and the design of power plants, oil and gas facilities, and renewable energy projects. He lives in Colorado, where he is on the faculty of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.